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Elliott School Shapiro Lecture with Admiral Michelle J. Howard

Established by the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Foundation, the Shapiro Professorship in International Affairs seeks to appoint distinguished figures in diplomacy whose experiences and reputations bring an added measure of excellence to teaching and scholarship within the Elliott School.

On October 15, Admiral Michelle J. Howard delivered this year’s Elliott School Shapiro Lecture. Admiral Michelle Howard and Dr. Shirley Graham spoke on the topic of "Women, Peace and Security."

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The Elliott Annual State of the School Address - Connecting Theory to Practice

“Colleagues, parents, students, faculty, and alumni, good evening. I am Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs. It is my pleasure to welcome you here tonight to discuss the State of the School. I would also like to extend an especially warm welcome to members of our board of advisors joining us during their fall annual meeting.

As I begin my fifth year as your dean —  yes, my fifth year…”

View the Elliott 360 blog to read Dean Brigety’s full State of the School remarks.

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We Want Freedom: The fall of the communist regime in Slovakia in 1989

It has been 30 years since the citizens of Czechoslovakia expressed their desire for freedom and democracy through a series of peaceful mass protests against the communist regime. The Velvet Revolution of 1989 has become a world-known symbol of the power of oppressed, a symbol that helps victims of their own governments keep hope even today.

Organized by The Elliott School and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, "We want Freedom: The fall of the communist regime in Slovakia in 1989" will be on display in Elliott beginning October 22.

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Jillian Dipersio

Jillian Dipersio

BA Candidate, International Affairs

"My research has focused on the social effects of desertification and drought. Through conversations with local professors, livestock famers, and government officials my hope is to propose policy solutions to desertification in the Sahel, a region in Africa."

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